Always good to find something delicious, low calorie, and filled with vitamins and minerals.  Well, here’s a great choice—beets.  Sometimes called a Super-food, beets contain a bit of almost all of the vitamins and minerals your body needs.  Roasting the beets preserves all that nutrition—and what a pretty colorful addition to a holiday meal.  Sometimes cornstarch is added to the recipe to make a thicker sauce.  This version is more delicate, and just coats the beets with a buttery, citrus glaze.  Prep is fairly easy—roast the beets, stir the simple glaze, and enjoy.

  • 2 large, or 4 small beets
  • 2 tblsp butter
  • 2 tblsp orange juice concentrate
  • 2-3 tblsp water (incl water from beet roasting pan)
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Scrub beets and trim stems and root to 1”—cut large beets in half.  Set beets cut sides down, in 8” baking pan—than add water to a little less than ½”.  Seal pan with foil and roast at 350’ for about an hour.  Check beets, and if not fork tender, reseal pan and continue roasting another 20-30 minutes.  Let beets cool then cut into ¼” slices.  Keep warm.  Melt butter in small saucepan—add remaining ingredients and simmer to thicken slightly.  Pour over warm beets and toss gently. 

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